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Topics / Neglected Diseases

Certain preventable infectious diseases are neglected by media, governments, and health organizations. Poor people and communities are hardest hit by these diseases and some of the diseases have resisted efforts of control. Our goals are to prevent more people from getting these diseases; treat those who have been infected; and, in some cases, eradicate the disease.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

Innovation: Building New Infrastructure to Fight Neglected Diseases

A new, more natural mouse model for cryptosporidiosis.

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Indian healthcare’s innovation imperative

The authors talk about how we can ensure technological innovation while keeping socio-economic realities in mind so that it will allow India to better create and deliver healthcare solutions. The authors feel that while it is important to embrace innovation, it is also critical that innovation thinking is well grounded in the context of the social and economic evolution of the nation and its citizens.

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Big Ideas from Grand Challenges Explorations New Wave of Awardees

Great Ideas Come from Everywhere, 28 Grand Challenges Explorations projects from 11 countries are part of today's Gates Foundation's announcement.

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My Three Days at the Epicenter of Global Health Ingenuity and Transformation

Let’s face it: nobody really enjoys conferences. In theory, they give spread-out communities a chance to come together and engage in fierce debates and trenchant learning about important issues. But practice doesn’t always match the theory. Last week in London at the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting, however, it did.

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Innovation: Taking the Neglect out of Neglected Disease

Chances are you’ve never heard of onchocerciasis. Sometimes it’s known by the nickname “river blindness,” but you’ve probably never heard of that, either. Unfortunately, almost 40 million people suffer from it.

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